|Week of July 26, 2009 Shabbat Av 11, 5769|
This weeks Shabbat has a unique name. It is called Shabbat Nachamu, after the Haftara that is always read with the Parasha of Va'Etchanan and alwasys the Shabbat after Tisha B'Av and the Shabbat before Tu B'AV.
Oh you never heard about Tu B'AV. It is one of the most positive non Holiday days of the year. It is the 15th day of AV which astrologically represents the Full Moon of the month that is controlled by the sun. It is essentially saying to us that this day represents the total fullfillment of the physical world by the spiritual worlds.
The Haftara is a very esoteric part of Torah. It starts wiith the same word twice. Nachamu Nachamu. Nachamu has a Gematria of 104. Doubled it is 208. 208 is the Gematria of Yitzhak. Yitzhak, the Zohar tells us, is the metaphor representation of the Soul after Correction/Tikune. It is a channel for us to the consciousness of the Removal of Death and the Resurrection of the Dead.
There are 118 verses in this Parasha. Of course if someone does not trust the Sages and actually counts the verses he finds that there are 122 verses. Did the Sages lie, Chas V'Shalom. No they are counting the verses based on the Trope (Hebrew Chanting signs) for the Public reading and not the personal study Trope. During this Parasha we read the second set of Esser Debrot. There are 13 verses in the Esser DEbrot for Personal study and only 9 verses for Public readings. That is why there are only 118 verses in this Parasha.
The code word is עזיאל. This can translate as My strength is God.
There are 32 differences between the Esser Debrot read in the Book of Shmot and the Esser Debrot read in the Book of Devarim. It is worth the exercise to learn for your self what are the 32 difference.
This Shabbat is the first of 7 Shabbatot of Comfort that leads to Rosh HaShana. It is a reminder to us to start to evaluate our year and begin the process of Tshuvah. Tshuvah is not repentance but it is the Hebrew word that means RETURN a Hay. When one makes a "sin" (not the western society type) the metaphor is to separate the final Hay of HaShem's Name from the Yood Hay Vav. When one confesses ones mistake (sin). When one realizes how one becomes truly sick about the action / mistake one made. When one reaches a consciousness that HaShem would testify that this soul would not do this same action again. That is returning the Hay back into unity with the Higher worlds. That is our spiritual work during the next 7 weeks.
That is why the Parasha teaches us about Prayer. This word Vaetchanan means "Beseeching". It has the same Gematria of the word for Prayer called Tephila (515). The root of Tephila is "secondary" because in the physical world Prayer is secondary to actions. Yet to reach Tshuva takes the concept of Prayer as used in the word Va'Etchanan.
Start by thinking back over your last year. Who did you hurt? Who did you cause to hurt others? Did you treat HaShem nonchalantly? Did you lack appreciation for your gift of life on this world? Did you not follow the recomendation of the Esser Debrot?
When one answers these questions honestly one has begun the Tshuva process. One is beginning to return to HaShem. He is waiting for you. Don't disappoint him.
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P. S. I really suggest you read last years email to help you understand this years. The link is on the left near the top. It will help you to understand what is written here.
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